Category Archives: Judaism

Tu B’Shvat Traditions

Jan 27, 2016  |  By Shira Goldstein

Also known as Chag La’Ilanot (Festival for Trees), Tu B’Shvat is a holiday like no other! While most Jewish holidays are accompanied by restrictive laws or stories of the Jewish people’s almost-destruction, Tu B’Shvat exists simply to mark the passing of time. The Talmud states that there are four ‘New Years’ within the Jewish year: Rosh Hashana (New Year for people and vegetable tithes), the first of Nissan (beginning of […]

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Tu B’Shvat with a Twist!

Jan 27, 2016  |  By Shira Goldstein

When I’m not writing for Judaica WebStore, you’ll probably find me covered in flour or hovering over the stove, wooden spoon in hand. I’m obsessed with all things food, and few things make me as happy as dreaming up fantastic new food ideas and bringing them to life! In our home, celebrations are marked with food. Sometimes, when the fridge is full of fresh, seasonal produce, food is the reason […]

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5 Reasons We’re Fighting BDS

Dec 24, 2015  |  By Shira Goldstein

The BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) movement uses boycott as a form of civil resistance against what is calls the ‘Israeli occupation of the West Bank’. Its goal is to create a global boycott of Israeli produce until Israel acquiesces to their demands, which include surrendering land to Palestinian control and recognizing the ‘right of return’ of more than 4.5million Palestinians, most of whom have never stepped foot in Israel. […]

Category  : Judaism